OUT! Martial and Rooney among FIVE Man United stars missing for Watford trip

first_img Wayne Rooney 1 Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney will be among five Manchester United stars missing for Saturday’s trip to Watford.Louis van Gaal revealed in his Friday press conference that Martial has not recovered from a foot injury picked up playing for France against England, while Rooney is struggling with illness and has been left out of the squad travelling to Vicarage Road.Both could return for Wednesday’s Champions League game against PSV but their temporary absence leaves Van Gaal with only James Wilson as a recognised striking option at Watford.”Not so long, it’s a matter of time,” Van Gaal said when asked how long Martial would be out for.“It’s not so heavy as everybody has written, but he cannot play against Watford . Maybe (he will be back for) PSV, but it’s not certain.”Wayne Rooney was also ill after the international break.”I only saw him the day after he played then he was at home yesterday so I think he can’t play (against Watford).’“But I think Rooney shall also play (against PSV) because illness is not something of many days.”Marouane Fellaini, who has often been utilised as a centre forward, has also been ruled out of the match, as have Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia.“Fellaini is injured and that’s a big blow because Rooney is ill, so we have a big problem,” said Van Gaal.last_img

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